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NEWS! - Aircraft Release : X-Hangar releases de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo


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A sturdy workhorse is the DHC-5 Buffalo...  The de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport turboprop aircraft developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft has extraordinary STOL performance and is able to take off in distances much shorter than even most light aircraft can manage.


The Buffalo arose from a 1962 United States Army requirement for a STOL transport capable of carrying the same payload as the CH-47A Chinook helicopter. De Havilland Canada based its design to meet the requirement on an enlarged version of its DHC-4 Caribou, already in large-scale service with the United States Army, to be powered by General Electric T64 turboprops rather than the Pratt & Whitney R-2000 piston engines of the Caribou. De Havilland's design, the DHC-5 Buffalo, was chosen as the winner of the United States Army competition in early 1963, with four DHC-5s, designated YAC-2 (later CV-7A and subsequently C-8A) ordered. The first of these aircraft made its maiden flight on 9 April 1964, and all four aircraft were delivered in 1965.


This is an X-Plane 12 aircraft release for X-Hangar, but an X-Plane 11 version is part of the package...  there are a LOT of features.


X-Plane Features:
  • 3D cockpit
  • VR cockpit
  • Rain and wipers
  • Opening windows
  • Opening doors
  • Opening ramp
  • Yoke hide with keyboard key or press of a button on the panel
  • Steerable yoke in both 3d and VR
  • Pilot figures
  • Passenger figures
  • Static models
  • Chocks and remove before flight flags
  • Menu to hide co-pilot and other options
  • 2 different loads: Passenger or Cargo
  • Cargo or passenger load displays according to load (more with more weight and less with less weight)
  • Many international liveries
  • Layers for painting your own livery
  • Garmin 540 GPS with pop out or press buttons
  • Autopilot Century 41
  • Checklist in .txt format to use in the Sim
  • User manual in .pdf format to help fly in X-Plane
  • FSE file included to fly Flight Sim Economy


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  • Cruise speed: 227 kn (261 mph, 420 km/h) maximum at 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
  • Stall speed: 73 kn (84 mph, 135 km/h) 40 degree flaps at 46,900 lb (21,273 kg)
  • Range: 600 nmi (690 mi, 1,100 km) at 10,000 ft (3,048 m) with maximum payload
  • Ferry range: 1,770 nmi (2,040 mi, 3,280 km) zero payload
  • Service ceiling: 31,000 ft (9,400 m)
  • g limits: 2.5g (manoeuvring limit load)
  • Rate of climb: 1,820 ft/min (9.2 m/s)
  • Take-off run: 2,300 ft (701 m)
  • Take-off distance to 50 ft (15 m): 2,750 ft (838 m) (mid cg range)
  • Landing run: 850 ft (259 m)
  • Landing distance from 50 ft (15 m): 2,010 ft (613 m)


New X-Hangar support forum

Images are courtesy of X-Hangar



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Yes! the de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo by X-Hangar is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here : 


de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo

Price is US$24.95


X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11

Windows, Mac or Linux
8 GB VRAM Minimum
Download Size: 311 Mb
Current version: 1.0 (January 28th 2024)



News by Stephen Dutton

30th January 2024

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